Aging in Place Preserves Seniors’ Independence, Reduces Care Costs

A new study from the University of Missouri shows the physical and financial benefits from Aging In Place.  In a four-year analysis of Aging In Place, the total care costs for residents were thousands less than traditional care options.  Costs for living and health care never approached the costs for nursing homes and assisted-living services.  In addition, Aging In Place residents had improved mental and physical health outcomes.

https://nbsubscribe.missouri.edu/news-releases/2011/0301-aging-in-place-preserves-seniors%E2%80%99-independence-reduces-care-costs-mu-researchers-find/

Remodeling Now to Avoid Accessibility Problems Later

The New York Times explains that baby boomers are remodeling their homes with an emphasis on safety and accessibility.  Using universal design for home modifications can create a beautiful environment that will work for the homeowner now and in the future.  As one person is quoted in the article, “Since I only wanted to do this once, I figured I’d make it accessible for when I’m older.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/business/retirementspecial/03REMODEL.html

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